Best Weeknight Chicken Soup
This weeknight chicken soup is a staple in my kitchen. We all have that one recipe we know like the back of our hand, because it’s so easy (and so good) that preparing it’s like being on autopilot. This is mine: a go-to for those days when my mind needs the comfort of routine, and my body needs a healthy, nourishing meal.
There’s something you should know about me. Meal planning and meal prep are always top of my mind. With two growing teens, my kitchen can go from stocked to bare in 24 hours. It can put a lot of pressure on whomever is doing the cooking to keep hearty dinners on the table night after night. So if I’m roasting chicken, I’m roasting 2 — one for tonight and one for this soup on Wednesday. If I’m chopping carrots to roast with that chicken, I’m chopping an extra few cups for the soup. So when hump-day rolls around, dinner comes together in 15 minutes and I can get the R&R I need to power through to Friday!
I also keep this one in my ‘Thanksgiving Recipes’ file because it’s the perfect way to make use of leftover turkey.
Simple Soups For Dinner
I love soups because they’re a one-pot meal (easiest clean-up ever), and they come together very quickly while also developing lots of great flavors. Broth-based soups are typically low in fat, and are most often dairy free.
Sometimes I get fancy and add a hodgepodge of whatever vegetables I have on hand. You can use any veg you have in the fridge, from greens to broccoli, to fresh corn.
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